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Overview of the Ohio Bar Exam

The Ohio Bar Exam is held every February and July, and it lasts two and one-half days. There are three parts to the exam:

  • twelve essay questions
  • the multiple choice Multistate Bar Exam
  • the Multistate Performance Test.

Essays There are six essay questions on the first day and six on the third day. The subjects tested are as follows:

  • Business Associations
  • Civil Procedure
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Evidence
  • Legal Ethics
  • Property
  • Torts
  • Wills

Multistate Performance Test

Also on the first day the Multistate Performance Test (MPT) is administered. This is a test of practical legal knowledge. The test taker will be asked to accomplish a typical legal task using standardized materials. Click here for more information about the Multistate Performance Test.

Multistate Bar Exam

On the second day, the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) is administered. The MBE is a six-hour, two-hundred question multiple-choice examination covering contracts, torts, constitutional law, criminal law, evidence, and real property. Click here for more information about the Multistate Bar Exam.

Other Questions? Additional information about the Ohio Bar Exam can be found by following the links below.